President Obama Sings Al Green at Campaign Appearance

President Obama sings 7 seconds of an Al Green tune at a campaign appearance at the Apollo Theater in NY. He was good! He then said to Al, who was in the audience:

"Don't worry Rev, I cannot sing like you," Obama said. "I just wanted to show my appreciation."

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    Saw it and was very impressed. (5.00 / 1) (#1)
    by DFLer on Fri Jan 20, 2012 at 11:34:55 AM EST
    Love me some Al Green...I agree with you. President O did a damn good job.

    I guess I will vote for him after all, now. ;0)

    Wow, who knew? (5.00 / 3) (#4)
    by ruffian on Fri Jan 20, 2012 at 12:17:27 PM EST
    That was really good.

    Huge Al Green fan here...Obama just scored a few points with me.


    He sounded good! (5.00 / 1) (#2)
    by sj on Fri Jan 20, 2012 at 11:52:16 AM EST
    He could have probably sung a few more bars reputably.

    Another favorite of mine (Al) (5.00 / 1) (#3)
    by Dr Molly on Fri Jan 20, 2012 at 12:14:08 PM EST
    And, yes, the president did a surprisingly good job.

    New Test for President (5.00 / 1) (#6)
    by MKS on Fri Jan 20, 2012 at 06:52:26 PM EST
    Instead of the well-worn "have-a-beer-with" standard, we should adopt a "have-dinner-with" standard.

    Obama and Bill Clinton would be top of the list of interesting people to talk to....

    Watching this (none / 0) (#5)
    by lentinel on Fri Jan 20, 2012 at 03:56:55 PM EST
    just reminds me of how much he has done for Black people since taking office.

    such (none / 0) (#8)
    by Wile ECoyote on Sat Jan 21, 2012 at 07:57:30 AM EST

    well (5.00 / 1) (#10)
    by TeresaInPa on Sat Jan 21, 2012 at 08:58:04 AM EST
    he can sing two bars of music by a black singer without going off key.  That must count since everyone is getting off on it.

    Maybe we'd all feel better about (5.00 / 1) (#13)
    by Anne on Sat Jan 21, 2012 at 09:10:04 AM EST
    the musical version of an Obama presidency; I mean, what the heck, these people - and Obama - have already shown their abilities to tap dance on cue, and golly - wouldn't indefinite detention and predator-drones-coming-to-the-airspace-near-you, and the approaching austerity, and the loss of our civil liberties and privacy rights just seem like so much more fun if he and his administration would just set it all to some upbeat music, add some peppy choreography and ask the campaign folks to do the lighting?



    Rev Al (none / 0) (#7)
    by womanwarrior on Sat Jan 21, 2012 at 12:35:05 AM EST
    So do you think any of the Republican candidates can carry a tune in a bucket?  I am pretty sure they cannot deliver lyrics like the Rev or the President.

    worse golfers (none / 0) (#9)
    by Wile ECoyote on Sat Jan 21, 2012 at 07:58:29 AM EST

    how could you possibly know? (none / 0) (#11)
    by TeresaInPa on Sat Jan 21, 2012 at 09:02:03 AM EST
    The President sang two bars.  I'd be shocked if one or more of the republican candidates could sing a song or hymn in tune.

    couldn't sing a song or hymn...n/t (none / 0) (#12)
    by TeresaInPa on Sat Jan 21, 2012 at 09:02:41 AM EST